Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an interesting card, but before we dive into specifics, let’s look at the GPU itself, lets? With the RTX 4000 sequence rumored to debut this yr, RTX 3090 Ti is more likely to be the highest performance card of the era, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It options an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, eighty four ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, against this, has 10,496 CUDA cores, eighty two ray tracing cores, and 328 tensor cores. In percentages, that’s 2.4% more shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.

Like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence and once more runs on a 384-bit reminiscence bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its reminiscence barely sooner, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which permits it to hit an incredible 1 TB/s of whole bandwidth.

Base and increase clocks have also been improved. Where the RTX 3090 had a base clock of 1.4GHz and a lift clock of 1.7GHz, the RTX 3090 Ti ups that to 1.67GHz and 1.86GHz respectively.

Even with out crunching the odds, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that reinforces listed below are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely highly effective card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that cup ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly supposed for 4K and content material creation, and that’s the largest place you’re going to see performance gains. We’ll draw this out more within the performance part, but measured in TFLOPs, here’s how it breaks down:

40 shader TFLOPS (up from 36), 78 RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+11% shader, +13% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-level leap this era, these percentages are a bit slight but generally in line. Against this, the RTX 3080 Ti advanced the RTX 3080 with 13% more shader TFLOPS, 15% more RT TFLOPS, and 18% more tensor TFLOPS.
I have been scrambling to get it executed, but it’s done… I wished to incorporate overclocking outcomes but they will come tomorrow, to see just how far we can push the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti.

ASUS has unleashed its very fastest graphics card with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, providing NVIDIA’s perfect GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power insanity, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of reminiscence bandwidth.

NVIDIA is pushing all the pieces to the limits with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone anxious about GPU + GDDR6X temps… there’s nothing to worry about with the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Sub 60C GPU temps, silent operation, loads of performance for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.

ASUS does all of it with a card that looks completely beautiful, but I do query the need for the huge dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI gives the identical performance with its custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card and it is purely air-cooled with its triple-fan cooler. The GPU temps are greater (70-72C) but hey, if GPU temps are your thing then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New 16-pin PCIe 5.0 Energy Connector

NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one thing very different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors on its custom RTX 3090 designs… but the new RTX 3090 Ti uses a single 16-pin PCIe power connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new 16-pin PCIe power connector, which you do not have? Properly, that is why you may use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe power connector to 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU would possibly be capable of deal with it, but I would suggest looking at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX 40 sequence GPUs proper around the corner, and man they’ll want all the facility they can get.

That’s why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G power supply, pumping 1000W of power with eighty PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It also looks great, with MSI using patterns that can be infused superbly — with tons of power at your disposal — with the MSI MPG VELOX 100P AIRFLOW PC case and MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI motherboard.

MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU has a single-railed design, which can ship clear currents under heavy loads… making it excellent for MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU can also be “future-proof” because it meets the new standards for the upcoming PCIe 5.0 specification… for even greater-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti opinions, starting here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I may even be using the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Version, and the new flagship ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that should be with me any minute now.

RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Tech Specs

NVIDIA is using the complete GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores in comparison with the ten,496 CUDA cores on the identical (GA102 GPU) as the GeForce RTX 3090. There are different tweaks, with the identical eighty two RT cores but 336 Textures Items (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

There’s the identical 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti as the earlier GeForce RTX 3090, on the identical 384-bit reminiscence interface — but with an enormous change: it is clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with up to 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

Nonetheless, I’ve overclocked every custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve obtained — before, and leading up into this assessment — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the last yr or more.

One other big improve over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-ready power connector with up to 450W obtainable on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making loads of references to its near 10-yr-previous TITAN RTX, and sure it kinda is… but it’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based mostly TITAN RTX that never materialized.

And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then maybe it ought to’ve been known as that, so I can’t be referring to the TITAN RTX (regardless that I might, I’ve the results just lately examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but nobody in their proper thoughts still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 sequence GPU so that they have RT + DLSS… proper?!

Detailed Look

ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card in a box worthy of the facility of the GPU inside. The box is absolutely big, and will command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in the event you’re shopping for one thing this good, you are going to showcase the box as well. I do, because I find it irresistible 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version just looks like one thing else. There’s not much different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than a good chunk more power (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

ASUS is going with an AIO cooler that’s hooked up — quite cheaply I’d add, I really expected… no wished more from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.

This implies as an alternative of the cardboard being a huge 3.5-slot or greater 4-slot GPU, it can be just over a dual-slot card… and radically decreased GPU temps to boot.

The brand new 16-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and instructions up to 500W or so of power. You will simply pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful in your PSU while you’re purchasing around.

ASUS does great work with altering up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, because it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 sequence GPUs, by including a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve obtained here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that matters to individuals — and it is also more “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz might be fed via HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Check System Specifications

The biggest improve to the GPU testbed is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, providing 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen three-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.

That’s loads of CPU power and presents an incredible improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be using previously.

I will likely be upgrading this method in a few months, and maybe working it aspect-by-aspect with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am using one inside of the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a few months in the past, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the latest associate of mine to assist construct out my methods, sending me oodles of the fastest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I am using Sabrent’s flagship Rocket 4 Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which presents 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with a huge 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a tight associate of mine for a few years now, offering their big 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming monitors for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am using of them in the intervening time, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Performance Thoughts

Please, please, please… do not buy the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I mean, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing since you’ve obtained a 360FPS display, then sure. However for probably the most part you don’t need to spend the sort of cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, this is the place the true enjoyable begins: 2560 x 1440. In a flagship recreation like CD PROJEKT RED’s masterpiece Cyberpunk 2077, with the ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti whizzing together with 98FPS average at 1440p… in comparison with the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You’re going to be rushing alongside at 120FPS average in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in the event you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a stupendous-looking recreation like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no challenge for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates here as well.

4K gaming is the place the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti shines.

Beforehand, NVIDIA still owned the performance crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS average, but the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you may get pleasure from 4K 60FPS in Cyberpunk 2077 on the RTX 3090 Ti

Forza Horizon 5 pushes 92FPS (up from 88FPS on the RTX 3090) and 42FPS in Metro Exodus Enhanced Version (a decent leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS average every). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-pleasant Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, in comparison with the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (equivalent to the RTX 3090, too).

I have been playing Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card (and till I put the ASUS RTX 3090 Ti inside of my rig, it was the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) on a seventy seven-inch LG 4K 120Hz HDR OLED TV and man… there’s nothing higher than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It is the last word GPU.

I actually squeezed more out of my custom MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X than I did the liquid-cooled ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition. I’ll be re-reviewing each of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking leads to the subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power bills.

What’s Scorching, What’s Not

What’s Scorching
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some great work here with the AIO cooler… reducing the GPU temps down to sub 60C during benching and gaming sessions. It’s a bulky AIO cooler and I do not know if I might personally buy this, but you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.

Superior ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It looks FANTASTIC, at the least the precise graphics card… not a lot the annoying AIO cooler.

The perfect GPU on the planet: In order for you the fastest GPU on the planet, look no additional than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti — ASUS has a liquid-cooled AIO cooler on its ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti variant — providing blistering performance in every recreation, every resolution, and each test you may throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA three later this year.

The fastest GDDR6X reminiscence on the planet: NVIDIA already had tremendous-fast GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090, which was clocked at 19.5Gbps — and overclocked to 21Gbps simply — but now 21Gbps is offered as default.

24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, while clocked sooner: The 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when pressured, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C instantly when mining. However now… the 24GB of even-sooner GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at just sixty five-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS contains not one, but HDMI 2.1 ports: If you wish to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor in addition to one other HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS contains dual HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 sequence GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is probably the most highly effective GPU proper now, but it has a number of the strongest display connectivity, too.

The perfect GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am an enormous advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally personal a seventy seven-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of alternative because it was launched, but now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unimaginable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly while you’re playing a recreation with DLSS enabled.

The only GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you’re gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV via HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… once once more, particularly in the event you’ve obtained DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X reminiscence and new RTX 3090 Ti is here to rock your 8K gaming world.

It is lastly here: NVIDIA was meant to launch their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on the end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has launched the RTX 3090 Ti with out a single word about why it was delayed by complete months.

16-pin PCIe power connector: ASUS uses the new 16-pin PCIe power connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and up to 480-500W of power consumption. However the new 16-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO significantly better on the cardboard itself.

Higher than overclocked RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090: The brand new RTX 3090 Ti is here to be your new king.

Not LHR, so great for mining: No Lite Hash Price (LHR) gimping here, you’ve obtained the complete crypto mining performance here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that matters, of course. Please do not exit and buy a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti playing cards for crypto mining farms, mmmkay?

What’s Not

Far too noisy for an AIO-cooled RTX 3090 Ti: ASUS really dropped the ball within the noise department with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, because it ends up making more noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good while you’re spending this kinda cash on a GPU.

Ultimate Thoughts

ASUS delivers because it all the time does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving every dial to 11, after which some — I mean it has a huge AIO on it… but it really wasn’t value it in the long run — unless you love that style.

Personally, I do love the model of the cardboard, but the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It does not present any extra performance over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just completed reviewing. I expected the ASUS to walk all over it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is only some FPS sooner than the RTX 3090… “walk all over” is one other 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all of the model, and it has that massive AIO cooler… but we’re already at our limits here. You will not push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I used to be reaching walls on the GDDR6X reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. In order for you depraved low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version has your back.

Proper out of the box you are going to get pleasure from chilly GPU temps of around 55-60C under gaming and benchmarking masses, while the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at around 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE difference to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

However unfortunately — and this can be a large, unfortunately — the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti was louder for me when I was benchmarking and gaming than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Ehhh.

ASUS has its followers and I am sure everyone knows somebody who is aware of a ROG fan or enthusiast in their social circle, and is aware of that they’ll be completely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the associated fee, or that it is not the perfect RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it is ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.

I would not suggest the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, simply because it presents no performance leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are awesome, but not awesome sufficient to have a huge AIO cooler put in in my PC… or that it is louder than my MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Sorry, ASUS.

From a pure aesthetics perspective, the new GPU jogs my memory a lot of my favorite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 sequence GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Version graphics card. That may be a totally-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It looks great, and if that is what you want… then you are going to get a bloody incredible RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

And then let’s face it: you would not tell the difference between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you’re pumping away at 120FPS+ do you assume you are going to tell the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? In the words of Kevin McCallister from Dwelling Alone… I do not assume so.

ASUS loses massive factors with the shortage of performance positive aspects over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, more noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has a huge bulky AIO cooler. If you’re an enormous ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card is going to be one to your collection.

By srhira